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Area of Squares Word Problems

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 3 Measurement - 3.MD.6

Why Is It Important to Understand the math concept of the area? The area is a concept on mensuration, which holds significance in every-day mathematics. Its use is not just confined to solving mathematical word problems, but it can be used in daily life. It deals with two-dimensional shapes. It is defined as “the two-dimensional space an object occupies.” Whether its farming, science or determining the size of the carpet you will have to use the concept of the area almost every day. Easy for two-dimensional shapes are easy to determine, especially for squares, rectangles, and triangles. The concept of the two-dimensional area has been in use since the time of the construction of pyramids of Giza. The uses of calculating area in real-life include purchasing a carpet, where you will need to calculate the area of the room, at the time of purchasing sod, you will need to calculate the size of the lawn. There are numerous other situations where you will have to calculate the area to sort out the real-life problem. Example; Your teacher asked you to decorate the classroom, and you need a lacey paper to cover the windows. You head to the shop but what do you ask the shopkeeper? A shopkeeper will ask you the size of the window so that he can provide you the right amount of papers. It is a situation where you will have to calculate the area. You go in your classroom, take a measuring tape, measure the length and the width of the window to calculate the area. These worksheets help students become comfortable with the concept of square footage and using these in word problems.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

Sheet one is a little more reading intensive than sheet two.

  • Homework 1- Draw a rectangle made up of 3 rows and 4 columns. Determine the area of the rectangle.
  • Homework 2- We can add up (count) the unit squares.

Practice Worksheets

These can also double as following directions worksheets.

    • Practice 1- Color the shapes in the grid as indicated. Follow the directions in 2 and 3 to draw two additional shapes.
    • Practice 2- Use the information provided to complete the missing parts of the table.

Math Skill Quizzes

The quiz focuses on solely the core skills needed.

  • Quiz 1- Determine the unit square area of the figures below.